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Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

EFF said the GitHub attack reinforces the case for using HTTPS

Microsoft blacklists latest rogue SSL certificates, Mozilla mulls sanctions for issuer

Microsoft revoked trust in an intermediate CA certificate that was used to issue unauthorized certificates for Google websites

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OpenSSL fixes serious denial-of-service bug, 11 other flaws

The scare of a second Heartbleed was unjustified

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Portable storage for the paranoid: We test two secure USB drives on keypad vs. software security

Encrypted storage on a stick is expensive, so consider security method as well before you buy. We test examples of each approach.

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IT manager gets certificate for Microsoft domain, tries to report it but gets in trouble

He tried to alert the company in January, but the company never got his emails, and later suspended his Microsoft account

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Researchers find same RSA encryption key used 28,000 times

Another look at the impact of the FREAK flaw has turned up some surprising findings among RSAA encryption.

Yahoo wants to kill the password one text message at a time

Forget biometrics, Yahoo wants to kill the password with text messages.

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Yahoo puts email encryption plugin source code up for review

The company hopes to have it in action by year end

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BlackBerry launches $2,300 tablet

Yes, you read that right. And BlackBerry didn't even make it.

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New ransomware program targets gamers

Ugh - the program encrypts game saves, mods, maps and other user-generated content for a large number of popular games.

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Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

The U.S. government still supports using encryption but has questions about law enforcement access to data

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Dell takes on corporate security with new suite

The Dell Endpoint Security Suite offers a set of interconnected capabilities that secure the data on employee laptops and desktop computers

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Snowden docs show CIA's attempts to defeat Apple device security

A secret CIA-sponsored conference reportedly hosted talks on stealing encryption keys from Apple devices and infecting them with malware

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Google confirms poor performance is to blame for reneged Android Lollipop encryption pledge

Full encryption is still the goal, but many Android handset makers still need to work out the kinks with Lollipop performance.

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FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web.